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Letter to future EVS volunteer to the Canary Islands

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Dear future EVS volunteer(s) to the Canary Islands, As I write this in my final week here, I struggle to remember all the necessary things I should tell you in advance. You might be, at this very moment, thinking of volunteering or maybe the thought has not crossed your mind yet. But if you decide eventually to volunteer in the ... Read More »

What next?

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When I was in boarding school on an island two hours by outboard motor from my hometown and family, one phrase used to pop up every now and again. “Opportunity is like a bald-headed man with one hair”.  As funny as it sounds, it is true. Once lost, is lost forever. Off course, there are other opportunities out there. But ... Read More »

Personnal growth

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There is this quote that always sounds in my mind: “it’s no use going back to yesterday…because I was a different person” (Alice in wonderland). Like always, Disney teach us a life’s lesson. Everyday we are confronted with different people, happenings, decisions that are constantly changing us. Even the small moments change us. Happily, this wasn’t a small moment…but a ... Read More »

STARS & Motivation

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Learning, In the Last Point of Europe

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Instead of only staying in Tenerife also I had an opportunity travel to another islands in Canary. This trip took me to the island called “EL HIERRO”, a.k the last point of the europe before you are facing the open Atlantic ocean.Coming to this place, was magnificent! Not only looking for the landscape but also the people who are living there. ... Read More »

Tourism for ALL – Promoting Universal Accessibility

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What did you do on World Tourism Day? We kick started our multiplier course on the day and onwards, by presenting sustainable tourism and community based tourism to a wide range of audience. This year’s theme focuses on Tourism for ALL, promoting an inclusive approach to making tourism accessible to everyone anywhere at any time. This targets almost all areas ... Read More »

Aspects of personal development

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To develop a volunteer from another situation contextual, first one begins, so to speak, with an introspective where, both your skills as prior knowledge enter into a process of test with the objective of being able to recognize the different personal aspects and the level of each one. From the personal perspective, my work as a volunteer has favored not ... Read More »

5 Things to note when learning Spanish

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And while most people will say it is difficult, I motivated myself by saying “Complicado pero no dificil”. Learning Spanish, I have come to internalise and unpack some of the “complications” when one has to learn Spanish. Optimism is everything in this case. What makes Spanish complicated is that it has different words for, say, going, go, went, will go. ... Read More »

My daily life in the new country.

En el momento en que me vi desafiada a escribir sobre mi vida diaria, pensaba que en realidad no podría describirla, puesto que cada día carecía de estructura y se encontraba, en el momento, repleto de nuevos estímulos. Luego de dos meses aproximadamente, ya puedo visualizar qué significa esto en mi experiencia. Significa despertar a la misma hora gran parte ... Read More »

On arrival EVS training.

Hoy, 20 de Septiembre, se cumplen ya dos meses de Voluntariado en la Isla de Madeira. Precisamente, la semana anterior tuve la posibilidad de asistir a un encuentro para un “entrenamiento” de inicio de voluntariado. El encuentro se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Braga, en el norte de Portugal. Estuvimos durante cinco días en un hotel realizando reflexiones ... Read More »

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